Mar 18

DC Book Club Meeting

Sunday, March 18th, 2007
2:00 pm / Riverby Books

Carleton in the Capital Book Club

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and/or March by Geraldine Brooks

Sunday, March 18, 2007, 2 p.m.

Hosted by Leah Daniels '02

Riverby Books

417 East Capitol Street (Eastern Market Metro)

Washington, DC

Riverby Books is located just five blocks from the Eastern Market metro (or 7 blocks from Union Station), at the corner of 5th and East Capitol Street. Parking is generally available in the neighborhood. On Sunday afternoons, there is usually also a local live band that plays outside the book store about the time the book club discussion is ending.

About the Books

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy manage to lead interesting lives despite Father's

absence at war and the family's lack of money. Whether they're putting on a play or forming a secret society, their gaiety is infectious. Written from Louisa May Alcott's own experiences, this remarkable novel has been treasured for generations.

March by Geraldine Brooks: Brooks's luminous second novel, after 2001's acclaimed Year of Wonders, imagines the Civil War experiences of Mr. March, the absent father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Through the shattered dreamer March, the passion and rage of Marmee and a host of achingly human minor characters, Brooks's affecting, beautifully written novel drives home the intimate horrors and ironies of the Civil War and the difficulty of living honestly with the knowledge of human suffering.

Sponsored by DC Carleton Club. Contact: Leah L. Daniels